How many fingers do you brake with

1 (Index)
29
64%
1 (Middle)
6
13%
2 (Index + middle)
7
16%
2 (Middle + ring)
1
2%
3
0
No votes
4
0
No votes
0 (Fixie/Feet/Coaster brakes FTW)
2
4%
 
Total voters : 45

Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby el_booto on Thu 9/Apr/15 8:16pm

One, index only

DH brakes: Xt levers/saint calipers on 203mm ice rotors (metal finned pads)

Everything else bike: old deore levers/saint calipers (four pot non ice version) On ice rotors, 180/203

Both of which are more than adequate to stop my substantial stature on one finger
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby philstar on Thu 9/Apr/15 8:54pm

Barbsarama wrote:I try to use one finger (the pointing one) and sometimes I use two fingers.
I don't know what type of brakes I have. Shimano somethings.


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the pointing one?
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby Farm on Thu 9/Apr/15 9:33pm

.I. wrote:where the option for "6, I come from Masterton" ?


It's handy for all the suspension lock out triggers, seat post dropper remotes, GPS devices and stuff on your handlebars I imagine.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby Simon_K on Thu 9/Apr/15 9:49pm

Index finger, XT, 203/180
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby Velocipedestrian on Thu 9/Apr/15 9:53pm

Farm wrote:
.I. wrote:where the option for "6, I come from Masterton" ?


It's handy for all the suspension lock out triggers, seat post dropper remotes, GPS devices and stuff on your handlebars I imagine.

eep.

:o
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby znomit on Thu 9/Apr/15 9:55pm

Two fingers, no ice, single malt.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby pushbikerider on Thu 9/Apr/15 9:58pm

Single (Index) finger for braking, various models of Hope brakes, plus a set of Shimano deore brakes (new style) on mtb's

2 finger braking on Tektro BMX levers (Tektro caliper brakes) on my single speed riser bar road bike
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby wachtourak on Fri 10/Apr/15 6:39am

1 finger eueueueue


M775 XT, 203/180mm rotangs, Vesrah pads
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby shmoodiver on Fri 10/Apr/15 7:56am

fingle singers

Zee's, factory finned metalic pads, 203/203 slx rotangs on teh big bike

elixir trail x0's, factory metalic pads, 180/160 icetech rotangs on the hardtail.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby Percy Pig on Fri 10/Apr/15 8:06am

znomit wrote:Two fingers, no ice, single malt.

Hopefully after the riding of bicycles.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby slidecontrol on Fri 10/Apr/15 8:31am

no option for chicken finger?
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby Conners on Sun 12/Apr/15 3:23pm

Index fingers.
Juicy 7s running on XT rotors, 180 front /160 rear.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby happybaboon on Sun 12/Apr/15 3:30pm

Just the index fingers. SLX w 180/160 rotorz. I'm very surprised by how much brake technology has moved since I last had a moutainbike with hydraulic disc brakes. It's like..... woah.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby swtchbckr on Mon 13/Apr/15 7:04am

one finger, tho sometimes 2 as a hangover from past lesser brakes - but I am working on it...
XT, 185 front = LEFT HAND.
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Re: How Many Fingers?

Postby UK_Exile on Mon 13/Apr/15 8:40am

Middle & index. 2008 XTR, Hope rotors 150mm(?).
Brakes seem useless compared to newer bikes with XT
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